Most beginners start on an Alto Saxophone before moving on to different sizes.
There's no need to spend the earth initially though - here's 3 great value instruments perfect for beginners.
The Sonata SAS701 is the perfect instrument for young budding saxophonists or the student on a budget. Designed with children in mind, the lacquered finish is attractive but the instrument is robust enough to stand up to day to day use. Supplied with a robust yet soft case with all the accessories you'll need to get playing, this one is very popular with music services and schools across the country.
The Jupiter JAS-567 is a great mid-range student instrument. The left hand palm keys are slightly smaller, which makes it ideal for young students or those with smaller hands. It also features an articulated G# key with a Bb rocker arm. Supplied with a backpack style case, everything you need to get started can be found inside.
Yamaha start their bidding with the YAS280. This is a fantastic quality instrument and features a number of additions, designed with the student in mind. A high F# key, Front F and an improved B-C# connection as well as a lightweight, ergonomic design make this the perfect instrument for moving forwards. Supplied with the ever popular 4C mouthpiece, it's also lightweight and easy to play. The ideal choice for a serious student saxophonist.